My name is InBabyAttachMode and I am very honored and excited to write here at Scientopia for the coming two weeks. I normally blog here and can be found on twitter @babyattachmode. I have been reading science blogs for a couple of years but only started blogging myself about six months ago, when I realized that in real life I didn’t have many friends who were post-docs with babies, but that there’s a ton of those out there on the internet.
I am a post-doc from a small country in Europe (that country where it is sort of legal to smoke weed but which name shall not be named because I don’t want to be too easily Google-able). I moved to the US together with my husband (then boyfriend, referred to as Dr. BrownEyes) a little over two years ago to learn slice electrophysiology and to experience what it’s like to live and work in another country. When I’m not in whole cell mode I tend to be in baby-attach mode with BlueEyes, who was born in the summer of 2011. I carry BlueEyes in a sling a lot and he still drinks my breast milk (although I’ve recently stopped pumping milk at work).
I tend to whine write about being a post-doc, doing science, deciding to stay in academia or not and how you can manage to do all of that on very little sleep, because BlueEyes still wakes up anywhere between 2 and 5 times a night. I hope you will enjoy reading what I have to say!